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Feds want to lengthen time between review board hearings

November 23, 2012

Currently, killers found ‘not criminally responsible’ are reviewed for release every year. The Canadian government wants to make the time between hearings longer, but aren’t saying how long. News1130: Recent News Articles

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The Mayor of Vancouver is still waiting for Ottawa to show mayors the money

November 19, 2012
The Mayor of Vancouver is still waiting for Ottawa to show mayors the money

Vancouver’s mayor says Ottawa is committed to a long term infrastructure plan but the big question still remains, how much will they put on the table. Gregor Robertson just returned from Ottawa where he pressed the feds on their infrastructure plan. “I am hopeful we have a good strong committment the question is the scale [...]

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Feds to review temporary foreign worker program

November 9, 2012
Feds to review temporary foreign worker program

A key labour leader in BC is pleased the federal government is reviewing a controversial program aimed at hiring foreigners to fill local jobs. “We’re slowly peeling the layers back on this and we’re going to get there.” Steve Hunt is the Western Canada director of the  United Steelworkers Union, which has been critical of [...]

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On tonight’s menu: grilled Mayor

November 8, 2012
On tonight’s menu: grilled Mayor

Vancouver’s Mayor was grilled at a West End town hall meeting. On Kinder Morgan’s pipeline plans, Gregor Robertson says the city is looking at a new bylaw he calls a game changer. Robertson says the proposed bylaw would require oil carriers to have massive liability insurance in case of a spill. The crowd also pressed [...]

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BC Attorney-General says marijuana decision up to feds

November 8, 2012
BC Attorney-General says marijuana decision up to feds

B-C Attorney-General Shirley Bond says the provincial and federal governments will keep a close eye on attempts to legalize marijuana in Washington State and Colorado. But bond says it’s still up to Ottawa to make any change to the criminal code in this country. “This is a federal government issue. There will still be complex [...]

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